Message from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading


2018-01-31 22:15:11 UTC  

@Fash Dragon

Most definitely

U can crash at my place, too, if u want

2018-01-31 22:15:23 UTC  

wish I could come down

2018-01-31 22:16:01 UTC  

@John Mosby I was hoping so!

2018-01-31 22:16:42 UTC  

@Dangerlurking

I was raising Californian Rabbits, and u actually get a decent amount of meat off of them.

You pretty much kill the kits, as soon as they ween, which will net u a bit of meat, but if u kill a few, then that is plenty for a stew that will last a few days...cleaning rabbits takes only a few minutes, too

2018-01-31 22:17:27 UTC  

Yhea, I doubt you can feed a whole group with just rabbit meat.

2018-01-31 22:18:31 UTC  

That's the first time I have seen discord censor an image.

2018-01-31 22:18:46 UTC  

It just depends how many u raise...the term "fucking like rabbits" doesn't just come outa nowhere.

I started with 3 breeding pairs, and could hardly keep up with all the babies they produced, and keep producing at a constant rate.

2018-01-31 22:19:12 UTC  

Which brings into issue the food supply for them.

2018-01-31 22:19:34 UTC  

I put them in a rabbit tractor, and they just ate my grass...no money required to feed em.

2018-01-31 22:19:47 UTC  

In a what?

2018-01-31 22:20:31 UTC  

Really? I thought you would have had to gotten something like hay.

2018-01-31 22:21:19 UTC  

A bit in the winter, cuz the grass grows slowly, but I let my grass grow super long, before winter hits, so I have an abundant supply during the slowest growing months.

2018-01-31 22:21:52 UTC  

I would be concerned about them getting drenched in freezing cold water if you let them out during the winter.

2018-01-31 22:22:11 UTC  

I say to feed all the rabbits, I probably spent less than $100 a year (I supplemented them with some hay and pellets during the winter).

2018-01-31 22:22:40 UTC  

I covered the top with a tarp.

Winter is no problem for them...the summer can be a bitch...I lost a few to flies one year

2018-01-31 22:23:08 UTC  

Yhea, flies are naturally attracted to shit, and they shit like nothing on earth.

2018-01-31 22:24:02 UTC  

Ya, I would move the cage a couple times a day, and collect the shit for the garden, after I moved it.

What got my rabbits is when they had babies one time, the flies got to em before I knew they were getting attacked.

2018-01-31 22:24:36 UTC  

Wait, have you tried setting up fly net's around the cages so they can't get to them?

2018-01-31 22:24:46 UTC  

I never did...

2018-01-31 22:24:57 UTC  

Mate what the fuck.

2018-01-31 22:25:01 UTC  

I only had a problem one time, out of over 2 years.

2018-01-31 22:25:16 UTC  

That's like being asked to be eaten alive by flies and mosquito's.

2018-01-31 22:25:59 UTC  

Nah, they generally did fine.

We dont have many mosquitoes here...if u live somewhere with a bunch of em, then u probably would need to put up a net.

2018-01-31 22:26:11 UTC  

Yhea, I do.

2018-01-31 22:26:29 UTC  

We also get tons of ticks that have a fairly good chance of having lyme disease as well.

2018-01-31 22:27:14 UTC  

We get ticks sometimes, but the rabbits seemed to be pretty resistant to them...I rarely found ticks on them, and I would handle them all the time, to keep em docile.

2018-01-31 22:27:52 UTC  

During the late summer, and all of fall, the ticks are EVERYWHERE in west NYS.

2018-01-31 22:28:20 UTC  

That sucks...I freaking HATE ticks...the worst are chiggers, though

2018-01-31 22:28:33 UTC  

Chiggers?

2018-01-31 22:28:58 UTC  

Little bugs that get under your skin...they are the WORST

2018-01-31 22:29:27 UTC  

I don't think we get them here.

2018-01-31 22:29:56 UTC  

Thank God we dont get em here, either.

I got em BAD in Missouri before, though

2018-01-31 22:30:35 UTC  

"They are not present, or barely found, in far northern areas" HAH.

2018-01-31 22:31:53 UTC  

I'd never live anywhere those things are prolific...they definitely came from to bowels of Hell.

2018-01-31 22:32:46 UTC  

I woulden't doubt that if you purposefully went out into the swamp and dug through all of the mush and dirt in there you could find a few, but they are only prevalent in tropical and very moist area's, which we don't get in NYS.

2018-01-31 22:33:34 UTC  

The only time it get's extremely moist around here is during the summer before a big thunderstorm strikes.

2018-01-31 22:34:27 UTC  

It gets pretty wet here, but we are lucky to not really have em.